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    Question Bird Id

    Hi just spotted this in our garden, can anyone help on the id. I'm located in N Lancashire, surrounded by fields and high moorland.

    Thanks

    Phil
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    Hi Phil,

    It's a female Reed Bunting

    Cheers Steve

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    Could possibly be a redwing? It's not showing the red patch under the wing, but that's often the case in this pose. I've attached photos of a fem reed bunting and a redwing in similar pose. (This was taken in my garden just befoe christmas. These birds visit us once a year to eat the b erries of a cotoneaster tree).

    (Having problems uploading the redwing picture. I'll have another go in a few minutes)

    Ken
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    Hopefully here's the redwing picture.

    Ken
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    Its a female Reed Bunting

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    The original image is a female Reed Bunting. Females and juveniles of this species can be confusing and I have often had to "think twice".

    Shape, size (compared to veg), posture and bill rule out Redwing.

    Colin

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